Chapter 4. River Character

  1. Gary J. Brierley and
  2. Kirstie A. Fryirs

Published Online: 1 FEB 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470751367.ch4

Geomorphology and River Management: Applications of the River Styles Framework

Geomorphology and River Management: Applications of the River Styles Framework

How to Cite

Brierley, G. J. and Fryirs, K. A. (eds) (2004) River Character, in Geomorphology and River Management: Applications of the River Styles Framework, Blackwell Publishing, Malden, MA, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470751367.ch4

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 FEB 2008
  2. Published Print: 15 DEC 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405115162

Online ISBN: 9780470751367

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Keywords:

  • river character;
  • stream power;
  • floodplain;
  • channel bed;
  • confined rivers

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction: Geomorphic approaches to river characterization

  • Channel bed morphology

  • Bank morphology

  • Channel morphology: Putting the bed and banks together

  • Channel size

  • Floodplain forms and processes

  • Channel planform

  • Valley confinement as a determinant of river morphology

  • Synthesis